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Definition of GAINSAYING

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Gainsay \Gain`say"\ (? or ?; 277), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Gainsaid} (? or ?); p. pr. & vb. n. {Gainsaying}.] [OE. geinseien, ageinseien. See {Again}, and {Say} to utter.] To contradict; to deny; to controvert; to dispute; to forbid. [1913 Webster]

           I will give you a mouth and wisdom which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.
                                                    --Luke xxi.
                                                    15. [1913 Webster]

           The just gods gainsay
           That any drop thou borrow'dst from thy mother, My sacred aunt, should by my mortal sword Be drained.                              --Shak. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]


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